Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some Birds are in NE Ohio

I always go to Abe's Bird Blog because of the great bird captures he has. Tom at Wiggers World also has a lot of great bird captures. I have been enjoying my new camera but it doesn't do what these great sights do. So, with no apologies, here are the photo opportunities I have had in the last few weeks.

The Mallard Ducks pairing off for mating on a frozen flooded field.
The Canadian Geese feeding in a field.
A Robin outside my window at work in a flooded yard.
A pair of Mourning Doves in a tree near my house that I caught at dusk. I caught the Mourning Doves in the evening. They come to my garden in the summer to dust themselves.As I was chasing the Doves around the neighborhood in a small tree near the Doves I thought I saw a female Cardinal. After studying the photo I decided that with the red breast it might be a Cedar Waxwing. I hope to see it again

The American Crow in the yard at work. A long shot for my camera.
Here is a better look at the American Crow.
Three crows in the yard with a story. I wish I had my camera ready sooner but I'll just tell what I saw. There were four crows in the yard that had a Groundhog surrounded. When the Groundhog heard me it took off very quickly with the Crows giving him the business. I didn't turn the camera on soon enough.
This is a Grackle that I saw in my yard near my boat. My boat is still turned over on the trailer. One more week and I should be turning it over and loading it up for the lake.
I hope you enjoyed my recent captures and expect to see several more birds on my camera.


Shionge said...

Yo so glad you found inspiration in them and what great shots too. The crows in America are really big ;)

Gina said...

Oh I love those Canadian Geese; one of my daughter's favourite movies is 'Fly Away Home', where a girl hand rears a flock of orphan geese and teaches them to fly..have you seen it? :O)

fishing guy said...

Shionge: The crows are a big bird and very loud with their caw sound. You can hear them coming from far away.
Gina: I did see 'Fly Away Home' and it was well done with a good story.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The bird that got my interesting the Ceder Waxwing... not one I had heard of before so I have made a note to look it up at some time.. I have many lists to catch up on...:O)

I look forward to seeing more of your bird captures soon.

fishing guy said...

Tom: I actually asked Abe what he his thoughts were on the bird. The black mask and colors made me think it was a Cedar Waxwing. It was the best shot I got out of the tree. Had I known it was an unusual bird I would of taken more shots. It is a North American bird and but it looked like the ones you had with the pheasant.

Quiet Paths said...

I really am liking the variety of birds I'm seeing today via the web. I wish they were in our yard! Those might be cardinals but what do I know? We don't have them here.


Great pictures.

Salty said...

Nice shots! Early spring is a great time to photograph birds, large migrations with no leaves to hide them. Thanks so much for your visits and comments at Country Captures

Shark Girl said...

This post reminds me of my joy in feeding the yard birds. I wasn't going to do anything this year, other than the hummingbirds, but now I'm having seconds thoughts.

They would give me topics to blog about for one thing. And, you have reminded me of the joy I get when I feed the birds and watch them in my yard.